A group of hackers have broken into the US Treasury Department with the help of a foreign power and stole information in the process. It would be Russian state hackers.
The hackers would also have broken into an agency that deals with the internet and telecommunications. “The United States government knows about these reports, and we are finding a way to recognize and address any potential issues related to this situation,” said the National Security Council spokesman. They met in the White House on Saturday because of the seriousness of the incident, according to insiders.
There is concern among the US security forces that the hackers have broken into other government agencies by similar means, say three insider sources.